10 Facts About Andreas Brehme


Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender.


Andreas Brehme was born in Hamburg and started his career with the city's local side HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst.


Andreas Brehme won the German Cup with the club in 1996, although they suffered relegation during the same season; nevertheless, Brehme remained with the team even when they were relegated, playing a key role in the side's immediate promotion the following season.


Andreas Brehme won a runners-up medal at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, as Germany lost the final to Argentina, yet he won the World Cup in 1990 against the same opponents, later being named to the competition's All-star team.


Andreas Brehme missed his spot-kick with Peter Shilton saving his shot.


Andreas Brehme scored in the victorious penalty-shootout against Mexico in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals with his left foot, while he scored his nation's first spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out victory against England in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals with his right foot.


Andreas Brehme was then assistant coach alongside Giovanni Trapattoni at VfB Stuttgart, but both were sacked after only a few months at the club.


An efficient attacking full-back or wing-back, Andreas Brehme was regarded as one of the best left-backs of his generation; although he was usually deployed on the left side of his team's defensive line, he was a highly versatile player, who was capable of playing anywhere along the flank, on either side of the pitch, and could play in a more offensive role, as a winger.


Andreas Brehme was even used in the centre of the pitch on occasion, as a defensive midfielder.


Andreas Brehme was well known for taking penalties with his right foot and taking free kicks and corners with his left foot; this made him quite an unpredictable player to read during matches.